Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Outpouring of support from former teammates as Liam Miller battles pancreatic cancer

Outpouring of support from former teammates as Liam Miller battles pancreatic cancer

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has offered his support to former Ireland global Liam Miller in his battle with cancer.

The 36-year-old, who began his career at Parkhead before moving to Old Trafford, has been undergoing treatment in the United States for what is understood to be pancreatic cancer last month before returning home.

Having established himself as a full global with the Republic of Ireland, he later moved to Manchester United, making over 20 appearances for the club before moving to Sunderland.

"I gave him his debut as a kid at Celtic, he played wonderfully well".

"I heard recently but I didn't know how bad it was", he said. All our thoughts go out to them.

"It puts things in perspective anyway".

Miller retired from playing previous year and had returned to Ireland with his wife and three children to complete his UEFA coaching qualifications.

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We wish him nothing but the best in his fight ahead, and hope for a speedy recovery.

Tweets sent by the ex-Republic of Ireland international's former clubs and team-mates suggest that he is battling a serious illness, with Tam McManus, Alex Bruce and Noel Hunt having mentioned cancer in their messages.

"The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United go out to Liam Miller and his loved ones at this hard time".

"That's from the whole team and everyone".

Cancer survivor John Hartson, who played alongside Miller at Celtic, tweeted: "My thoughts are with Liam Miller and his family this morning".

Ex-Celtic defender Darren O'Dea, now with Dundee, said: 'All my thoughts and love with Liam Miller and his family'.

Jacob Burns, the former Leeds and Australia midfielder who is now head of football at Perth Glory, tweeted: "In shock!"

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